Marvel is currently feeling generous! The publisher is offering up over 700 free digital comics through ComiXology.com and through their online store as part of a promo at SXSW. These aren’t just ragtag books you’d find in dollar store bins, but a massive collections that spans across multiple Marvel eras, including a load of Marvel NOW! titles. They’ve got everything from classic X-Men to current Avengers issues, so head on over and take advantage of this! READ MORE
Yet another big panel at Fan Expo Canada was the Marvel NOW! Panel. All kinds of gooey Marvel NOW! teasers were shown. On the panel were Axel Alonso, Stephen Wacker, Nick Lowe, Ryan Penagos, and Arune Singh. While no big news was released due to “AvX” still being under way, some insight was shared with promise of a big announcement at tomorrow’s Marvel panel. There was some Deadpool news, lots of creative team details, and, as always, lots about Spidey (2099?). READ MORE
As you may have heard much of the speculation yesterday, Marvel Comics announced that they will be relaunching their catalog under the banner, Marvel NOW! This is not to be confused with a full on reboot (as DC did), but rather a relaunch of the core franchise, offering new titles, renumbered books, and new character designs. The news began with the announcement of Jean Grey’s return to the Marvel U, and it exploded from there. So far Bleeding Cool and and Newsarama among other sites have discovered the following titles will be released: “Uncanny Avengers” written by Rick Remender, “X-Men” by Brian Bendis, and “Avengers” by Jonathan Hickman. I think we all knew Marvel was due for something big post “AvX”, and now you can rest easy. More titles and more information are sure to be announced shortly.
UPDATE #1: It has been reported that Marvel will stretch out the relaunch over a period of 5 months. One new book will be released or relaunched every week, beginning in October and going February 2013. There are a total of 22 titles. READ MORE